professornana (professornana) wrote,

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The combination of words by Marilyn Nelson and photos by Susan Kuklin results in a mot incredible book. Nelson's lyrical text with repetitive patterns accompanies photos of young ballerinas in intricate poses.

Short biographies of peacemakers is the subject of this picture book. From Christ to Gandhi to Sojourner Truth, Oscar Romero, and Marla Ruzicka, stories of heroism in the face of intense danger will provide for an interesting read.

No cover to show until I scan it, but TESTING THE ICE by Sharon Robinson with illustrations by Kadir Nelson is a beautiful book. Nelson somehow always manages to capture the subjects in his illustrations as both larger than life and simply human at turns and often in the same frame. A true story about Jackie Robinson told by his daughter, this book demonstrates that athletes are, ultimately, human.
Tags: biographies, picture books
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